Western Cape Department of Infrastructure Learnership Programme 2023/24
Are you interested in gaining practical skills and knowledge in the construction industry?
The Western Cape Government’s Department of Infrastructure is offering trade learnerships to qualified applicants residing in the Cape Metro Region.
If you meet the minimum requirements and are ready to embark on a rewarding learning journey, read on to find out more about these opportunities.
Learnership Programme Overview
The trade learnerships provide a combination of theoretical and practical training to equip you with the necessary skills for a successful career in the construction industry.
Here’s what the programme entails:
- Theoretical and practical training at a public or private TVET College.
- Hands-on experience on a building site.
- Application of health and safety regulations.
- Maintenance of work areas.
- Undertaking administrative tasks.
Training Opportunities Available
Choose from the following trade options for your learnership:
To be considered for the learnership, you need to meet the following minimum requirements based on the trade you are interested in:
- Welding: Grade 11 or TVET equivalent with a pass in Mathematical Literacy. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed welding NQF L3.
- Bricklaying: Grade 10 or TVET equivalent with a pass in Mathematical Literacy.
- Carpentry: Grade 10 or TVET equivalent with a pass in Mathematical Literacy.
- Plumbing: Grade 11 or TVET equivalent with a pass in Mathematical Literacy.
In addition to the minimum requirements, please take note of the following:
- Applicants must be in good health and willing to undergo a medical substance abuse examination.
- Successful applicants will be required to work on a construction site as part of the learnership training.
- Applicants must be willing to travel and work at various building sites across the Western Cape.
- Successful applicants will need to sign a 12-month Learnership Agreement.
- Stipend: R2,500 per month for the duration of the Learnership Agreement.
Follow these steps to apply for the trade learnerships:
- Register online through the SA Youth.Mobi platform using facilities at a local library, Thusong Centre, E-Centre Youth Cafe, or Internet Cafe.
- Visit the following link to complete your registration: Register Online
- The closing date for applications is 30th June 2023.
- Shortlisted candidates will be requested to upload certified copies of their ID and highest education certificate on the SAYouth.Mobi platform when requested by the Department of Infrastructure.
- Successful candidates will be notified by 13th September 2023.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to kickstart your career in the construction industry.
Apply now and get ready to gain valuable skills and experience in a dynamic field.
About The Western Cape Department of Infrastructure
The Western Cape Department of Infrastructure in South Africa plays a vital role in the development and maintenance of infrastructure projects in the province.
Their learnerships provide valuable opportunities for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the construction industry and want to work with a reputable government department.
Here’s why their learnerships are interesting for people who want to work there:
1. Professional Development: The learnerships offered by the Western Cape Department of Infrastructure provide a structured learning experience that combines theoretical knowledge with practical training.
This enables participants to develop the skills and expertise necessary for their chosen trade within the construction industry.
2. Hands-on Experience: Learnerships involve working on actual building sites, allowing participants to gain practical, real-world experience in their chosen trade.
This hands-on experience is crucial for individuals looking to develop their skills and become competent in their field.
3. Exposure to Diverse Projects: The Department of Infrastructure oversees a wide range of infrastructure projects across the Western Cape.
By participating in their learnerships, individuals have the opportunity to work on various projects, gaining exposure to different types of construction work and expanding their knowledge base.
4. Compliance with Health and Safety Regulations: Safety is a top priority in the construction industry, and the learnerships offered by the department ensure that participants are trained in and adhere to health and safety regulations.
This knowledge and commitment to safety are essential for individuals looking to work in a responsible and compliant manner.
5. Career Advancement: Completing a learnership with the Western Cape Department of Infrastructure can open doors to various career advancement opportunities.
The practical skills, knowledge, and experience gained during the learnership can provide a solid foundation for individuals to pursue further qualifications and advance in their chosen trade within the construction industry.
6. Government Employment Opportunities: The Western Cape Department of Infrastructure is a government department, and learners who demonstrate dedication, professionalism, and a strong work ethic may have the opportunity to secure employment within the department or explore other government job opportunities in the future.
7. Contribution to Infrastructure Development: By participating in learnerships with the Department of Infrastructure, individuals have the chance to contribute to the development and maintenance of essential infrastructure projects in the Western Cape.
This provides a sense of fulfillment and the opportunity to make a tangible impact on the communities within the province.
Overall, the learnerships offered by the Western Cape Department of Infrastructure provide a valuable pathway for individuals interested in the construction industry.
They offer comprehensive training, hands-on experience, exposure to diverse projects, and the potential for career advancement within a reputable government department.